CFU President congratulates Jamaica on reaching CONCACAF Women's U-17 SEMIS

CARIBBEAN FOOTBALL UNION BACKING MEMBER ASSOCIATION JAMAICA, AS IT QUALIFIES FOR CONCACAF WOMEN’S UNDER-17 SEMI-FINALS...

CFU PRESIDENT GORDON DERRICK HAILS JAMAICA’S STRONG PERFORMANCE IN CONCACAF WOMEN’S UNDER 17 TOURNAMENT

November 6, 2013

Gordon DerrickWith Jamaica remaining as the sole flag-bearer of the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) in the current CONCACAF Women’s Under-17 Tournament, CFU President Gordon Derrick has congratulated Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) President Captain Horace Burrell, on the country’s achievement of reaching the semi-finals.

In a letter to Captain Burrell today, the CFU President hailed the influence of the leadership of the JFF on the success of the young Reggae Girls in their unbeaten run in the Tournament and topping Group A in the process.

In acknowledging that the games of the knockout stage will be even more testing encounters, the CFU President expressed confidence that the Jamaicans will acquit themselves well when they face former champions Canada in the second of the semi-final doubleheaders tomorrow, Thursday November 7, in Montego Bay. According to President Derrick, “The members of the CFU join in wishing Team Jamaica the very best...we are assured that while Jamaica might be small in size and accomplishments in women’s football, you are tallawah in heart and fight.”

The finalists in this tournament automatically qualify, along with host team Costa Rica, as CONCACAF’s representatives in the FIFA Under-17 Women’s World Cup in 2014.